Liz and Scott Jones.
Liz and Scott Jones.

How you can help Scotty after Lismore gas explosion

Update Wednesday 4pm: AN ONLINE fundraising page for gas explosion victim Scott Jones has raised almost $30,000 since it was set up last week.

The money will help the family with every day expenses, with Mr Jones' wife, Liz, taking leave from her job as a midwife at Lismore Base Hospital.

But if you would prefer to donate direct to the Jones family, a fundraising account has been set up with the St George Bank.

Donations can be made straight into the account at the Lismore branch. The account name is "Elizabeth Jones".

 

Original story, November 24, 11am: A FUNDRAISER has been set up for Lismore man Scott Jones, who is now in surgery after he was severely hurt in yesterday's horrific gas explosion at the Lismore racetrack.

One of his best mates, Matt Anderson, said the GoFundMe page had been set up to help Mr Jones' young family.

"We just want to do what we can," he said.

"Scott's gone into surgery this morning for his arms and legs.

"His wife saw him last night - they (the doctors) lowered his medication so he could open his eyes and see her.

"He was stable overnight.

"But now he will stay in a coma for at least a week.

"I've spoken to Liz just 10 minutes ago and she said she was so thankful for everyone's support. It's really appreciated."

The kiosk at the Lismore Turf Club where an explosion occured this morning, badly injuring a man.
The kiosk at the Lismore Turf Club where an explosion occured this morning, badly injuring a man. Cathy Adams

The GoFundMe page only went live two hours ago, with a $5000 goal, but it already reached $6800 just before 1.30pm, with 77 people contributing.

The campaign has been shared almost 300 times on Facebook.

It explains: "Thursday morning the 23rd of November, Scott was involved in an accident which resulted in burns to over 45% of his body.

"He has been placed in an induced coma in Royal Brisbane Hospital with a long road ahead of him.

"Scott is an amazing family man, husband to Elizabeth Jones and father of three young children.

"This is a family that needs our love but mostly our support.

"We ask if you could please help out with a donation to this beautiful family to make being by Scott's side a little easier.

Fire and Rescue NSW and Hazmat were on scene at the Lismore Turf Club where an explosion in the kiosk at the Lismore Turf Club badly injured a man.
Fire and Rescue NSW and Hazmat were on scene at the Lismore Turf Club where an explosion in the kiosk at the Lismore Turf Club badly injured a man. Cathy Adams

"Scott is strong willed and will fight every step of the way but some financial support will help ease some of the worries of this family as they go through this difficult time.

"We thank you kindly in advance and send our love and best wishes to the entire Jones/Combe and extended family."

To donate, go to the Jones Family Support GoFundMe page.



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An RFS crew sheltered in their truck as the grass fire overcame them

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